Monday, April 30, 2007

Garage Sale Goodies!!

I know you will all think I'm tacky but I love going to garage sales! Let me just preface this by telling you that it pays to buy new for most things but every once in a while it is fun to sort through other people's junk and find hidden treasures. I am always trying to de-junk myself so I try not to get too much.

From what I have found the garage sales in the midwest can be pretty awesome. My friend and I had fun visiting a few garages on Saturday. I found a couple of darling, clean little outfits for Kate, brand new tap shoes and ballet shoes for Hailey, a raincoat and hat (I have been looking for one I just haven't wanted to fork out the cash, it rains all the time here), slightly used Sketcher shoes for Hailey and Barbie roller skates!! I didn't pay more than nine bucks for all this stuff. Hailey has had so much fun going through our little bag of treasures that I think we will visit a couple more garage sales this summer.

The Best 50 cents I've Ever Spent

You know those expensive toys you buy and your kids play with them for like two seconds and then forget about them? Well, Hailey won't let go of this little 50 cent wonder. Without a doubt this is Hailey's favorite garage sale treasure. We named him Toby because she says it so cute. His head, feet, ears and tail wiggle and squeak as you pull him across the floor with the string. She loves taking him outside and pulling him down the sidewalk. I wish you could all hear her say "Come 'on Toby."

Hailey enjoying her garage sale raincoat

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Best Surprise Ever!

The girls and I were coming home from running errands when we saw a beautiful array of flowers all over our house! Props to my sweet husband for being so thoughtful. John says the hanging ones could possibly get stolen but I'm going to be optimistic.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Fast Asleep

I have to thank Costco for this darling little chair. It even comes with a little matching ottoman. Hailey loves it!! I get a rise out of the simplest things but can you blame me? I am a stay at home mom!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dance Class

Ok, Hanna I know you will get a kick out of this. For Relief Society we had a service auction. I'm sure you have all attended one, but I hadn't. You offer a service and people bid on the service they want with fake points. I offered a dance class for kids. I had fun teaching the girls a little ballet and then we learned a Doodlebop dance. Aren't the girls darling?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Kerbs Family Visit

Cameron and Nicole (Wilcox) Kerbs and their two darling girls visited us this weekend. We had so much fun with them!!! The Kerbs family is on their way to North Carolina to sell security systems for the summer. We have a ton in common with Nicole and Cam.
First of all, Cameron and John sold security systems three years ago in Minnesota while Nicole and I hung out. At about the same time Nicole and I both found out we were pregnant with girls!! We were both so sick!
Nicole's daughter Kinley, and my little Hailey were born within a month of each other. Nicole's second daughter Sadie and my little Katelyn were born within two weeks of each other. Crazy! Nicole and I also attended the same High School together.
We couldn't convince them to stay in Indiana and sell security systems but we hope to see them again on their way back to Idaho.

We went to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis with the Kerbs'
(For any of you that want to come out and visit, this place is a must see for the kiddies)
The whole gang riding the carousel at the Children's Museum

John and Hailey

Hailey and Kinley jumped in the Indy 500 car at the museum. (The exact place I found Hailey after I had lost her for ten minutes on our first trip to the museum. I won't forget being on the first floor and finding her in this little car on the THIRD FLOOR!!!! She didn't even know I had lost her.)

Nicole and her two daughters Sadie and Kinley

Kinley and Cam

The gang minus John (he was taking the picture)

The Children's Museum Carousel is always a hit!

Hailey and Kinley

Hailey loves riding her little car!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter Sunday Pictures

I took Hailey outside for a couple pictures but it was too cold to stay outside for long.

We had fun opening a package from Grandma and Grandpa Heiner. Thank you so much, we love you!!

Sleeping Through the Night!!!!

I hope I don't jinx on myself after I post this, but Kate has slept through the night for four nights straight!!! I don't even care that I wake up in pain (for anyone that has ever nursed a baby you know what I mean) because I have gotten a good night's sleep! This is seriously a breakthrough for Kate especially since she has been colicky since birth and her average number of times waking up at night is about 3. I might be eating my words, but for now I feel like a new woman!!

Hailey always wants Kate in her crib so she can read Kate a book. How sweet is that?

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Heiner Family